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Jobri DYNAIR Premium Seat Wedge

March 18, 2009

A New Dimension in Sitting

The Dynair Premium Seat Cushion provides the benefits of the classic wedge cushion and ball cushion in one perfect product.

Ergonomically shaped to encourage an upright posture, strengthen the back muscles and assist with back pain relief. Uniform pressure distribution also makes for pleasant thigh support.

Features:

  • 2 sided – Soft flat side for sitting, and soft knobbly side may be used for foot and back massage.
  • Air pump provided for individual air regulation
  • Includes an exercise instruction sheet for a variety of exercises while seated (developed by an internationally renowned therapist)
  • Ideal for children & teenagers at school, in the office and at home.

Specifications:

  • Diameter: approx. 40cm
  • Incline from front 3cm ~ 7cm


Jobri DYNAIR Premium Seat Wedge sold at MedEx01.com

Foot Pain Rehab Video – Plantar Fascitis

October 28, 2008

Exercises and stretches are designed to relax the tissues that surround the heel bone. Some simple exercises, performed in the morning and evening, often help you feel better.

Gaitors 3/4 Length Arch Support

October 28, 2008

Tuli’s Gaitors 3/4 Length Arch Support are designed to provide superior shock absorption, arch support and comfort for your feet. Gaitors incorporate Tuli’s successfully patented waffle design which most effectively duplicates nature’s own shock absorbing system in the feet. The combination of modern materials allows Gaitors to provide a lightweight, yet highly effective shock absorber. Revolutionary new technology offers an ultra thin carbon fiber arch support which will provide long-lasting relief and comfort.

Tuli’s offer instant relief from:

  • Tired, burning, aching feet, legs and back
  • Painful heels and heel spurs
  • Nagging backache and neckache
  • Shin splint and arthritic joints

Tuli’s GAITORS 3/4 Length Arch Support sold at MedEx01.com

Bauerfeind ViscoPed Shock Reducing Insoles – Latex Free

October 8, 2008

The ViscoPed insole from Bauerfeind is the original full-length insole designed to aid in targeted relief of metatarsal pain (pain under the ball of the foot), tired, aching feet, sore knee joints and back pain. ViscoPed does not contain latex.

Viscoped Advantages

  • Full-length viscoelastic insoles incorporating areas of softer density in the heel and metatarsal region
  • Raised metatarsal pad aids in desired realignment of metatarsal heads
  • Slight contouring of the arch for gentle support
  • Provides shock load reduction throughout the entire length of the insole
  • Ventilation holes allow for air circulation to combat heat build-up
  • Five sizes may be easily trimmed for optimum fit
  • Always available in pairs to prevent leg length discrepancies, Viscoped may be easily converted from one shoe to the next
  • Viscoelastic medical-grade silicone provides peak shock load reduction to ankle, knee and hip joints

Viscoped can be used to treat:

  • Metatarsalgia- A general term for irritation of the metatarsals; aching pain in the metatarsal bones of the foot result from anatomical changes in their alignment.
  • Fat pad atrophy- Also known by “thinning of the fat pad”, this condition is characterized by a decrease in the size, or wasting away of the layer of body fat that is normally present to protect the metatarsal phalangeal heads; can also occur in the heel.
  • Foot pain (plantar pain) * Pressure redistribution
  • Diabetic foot- Frequently results from neuropathy, or nerve damage, in the feet which can lead to a dulling or loss of sensation, making one unable to feel pain, heat or cold; Viscoped should be worn only in non-ulcerative conditions.
  • Morton’s neuroma- An irritation that is caused by compression of a branch of the plantar nerve between the heads of the metatarsal bones and sometimes occurs when the second toe is larger than the big toe.
  • Back and joint pain
  • Hyperkerastosis- Thickening of the outer layer of skin. It may occur as an inherited disorder, affecting the soles of the feet.
  • Splayfoot- A condition in which the feet are abnormally flattened out.
  • Forefoot and toe deformitiesBauerfeind

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Foam Rollers Work

August 21, 2008
Top 5 Foam Roller Exercises

The Foam Roller is a simple and effective tool used for balance and alignment.  A foam roller helps in developing core stabilization, stamina, and body awareness.  Foam rollers are excellent exercise tools. They can be very effective props in pilates and other exercise classes and  they are fun to experiment with.

Foam rollers do provide a compression massage which does improve circulation. By placing the large muscles you wish to compress on the roller and allowing your your body’s weight to press them into the hard foam, you improve circulation and loosen tight body knots in your muscles and tendons ensuring  proper muscle quality.

Foam Rollers come in different sizes

Foam Rolling:

You place the roller between your muscle and the floor and use your body weight to gently and slowly roll for the entire length of your muscle.

When you reach a painful spot, stop rolling and use your body weight to press down. Hold that spot until the pain goes away. If the pain does not seem to go away, don’t worry, just continue rolling and hit all of your “spots”.

Start off slow eventually it will be come a part of your exercise routine and you find relief and start feeling better all over!

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Air Stirrup Ankle Brace

July 30, 2008


Since 1978, the Aircast Air-Stirrup Ankle Brace has been the “standard of care” for the functional management of ankle injuries and has been cited in over 100 medical journals for its superior performance in helping to heal ankle injuries.

Each Aircast Ankle Brace features anatomically designed shells lined with the patented Duplex aircell system. This exclusive system incorporates two pre-inflated overlapping aircells, distal and proximal, that provide support and produce graduated compression during ambulation. The compression promotes efficient edema reduction in addition to helping accelerate rehabilitation.
All Air-Stirrup Ankle Braces (except for the pediatric model) come with a patient guide providing information on brace application and optional rehabilitation exercises.



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Inversion Therapy Benefits

April 11, 2008

Inversion therapy is a method of treating back pain by diminishing the influence of gravity, reducing the compression of the vertebrae and discs and allowing the muscles and ligaments that encase the spine to relax.

This is typically performed on what’s called an inversion table. The table allows you to lie on your back relaxed, in an inverted position. This position eliminates some or all gravitational compression, depending upon how far back you position your body.

Inversion therapy is the safest, quickest and most effective way to increase the space between your vertebrae. Numerous clinical studies published in reputable medical journals have confirmed that inversion really does increase the separation between the discs of the spine, which brings relief from back pain.

For instance, one study considered 175 people who were unable to work due to back pain. After eight inversion treatments, 155 of the patients were able to return to work full time.

Other benefits people experience with a regular program of Inversion therapy :

* Maintains your height. Regularly inverting will help you avoid the “shrinkage” others your age are showing because of the cumulative effect of gravity over a lifetime.

* Improves circulation. When you’re inverted, your body can circulate your blood aided by gravity rather than having to work against it. In addition, with inversion, gravity helps the lymphatic system clear faster, easing the aches and pains of stiff muscles.

* Relieves stress. A full-body stretch feels rejuvenating! And the inversion table makes that relaxation easier to attain than climbing on a jungle gym or taking a yoga class. Many people sleep better with regular inversion therapy.

* Heightens mental alertness. Any upside-down activity increases the supply of oxygen to the brain, which many authorities believe helps you maintain mental sharpness.

* Increases flexibility and range of motion. With inversion, your joints stay healthy and supple, so that you can easily remain as active as you were in your younger years.

* Improves posture. The stretch that comes with reversing the direction of gravity helps you sit, stand and move with more ease and grace.

* Realigns the spine after workouts. Running and other aerobic activities inevitably compress your spine, frequently unevenly. One-sided activities like golf or tennis often pull the spine out of alignment. During inversion, minor misalignments often correct themselves naturally.

Teeter Hang Ups inversion tables Sold at MedEx01.com

How do you BOSU?

April 9, 2008

The best thing about the BOSU Balance Trainer, besides its versatility, is that it adds fun to your usual workouts. Use it in place of your step for aerobic workouts (very tough) and while doing some traditional yoga poses, like warrior and triangle. It makes the workouts challenging and interesting.

Using the Bosu Balance Trainer can help improve:

Balance Because the BOSU Balance Trainer is never stable, you’re constantly engaging the small stabilizer muscles in the upper and lower body to keep you in place.

Kinesthetic awareness This is just a fancy word for your awareness of how the body is positioned at any given moment. This awareness is something that often declines as we age, so the Balance Trainer can help you stay connected with how your body moves.

Proprioception This is another fancy word describing how your body responds to external forces to keep your joints in the right position. When you stand on a Balance Trainer, all of your muscles are forced to contract to keep your joints in proper position. This helps make normal activities easier.

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Range of Motion Neck Exercises

February 27, 2008

One very powerful way of controlling your neck pain is to do daily range of motion exercises, putting your neck through full movement several times a day. This prevents stiffness developing and stretches all the attached muscles, making them less vulnerable to sudden demands

Studies show that loss of cervical curve and poor posture often lead to progressive disc degeneration, osteoarthritis, tension on the spinal cord and nerve roots, as well as anterior head translation. In fact, a translation of even a single inch may increase work for the posterior neck muscles by a factor of ten. If you suffer needlessly from poor posture work with the Posture Pulley Neck Exerciser to see and feel a noticeable improvement.

Posture Pulley Neck Exerciser

February 27, 2008

Posture Pulley Neck Exerciser

Studies show that loss of cervical curve and poor posture often lead to progressive disc degeneration, osteoarthritis, tension on the spinal cord and nerve roots, as well as anterior head translation. In fact, a translation of even a single inch may increase work for the posterior neck muscles by a factor of ten.With the Posture Pulley™, you can enhance your posterior head stabilization muscles, which reinforce an anatomically correct head and neck posture. When used on a regular basis, you will see and feel a noticeable improvement.


Fast. Easy. Effective.

  1. Place the dark neoprene section behind your head
  2. Grip the soft foam handles with both hands
  3. While maintaining a level head position, slowly extend and straighten both arms at eye level
  4. Hold for 5-10 seconds, retract and repeat

If you suffer needlessly from poor posture work with the Posture Pulley Neck Exerciser  to see and feel a noticeable improvement.

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